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Fall 2020 Seminar

International Economic Law Workshop

Prerequisites: While there are no specific prerequisites for this workshop, it is highly advisable for students to have at least some background – coursework or experiential – in legal issues associated with international economic regulation.

Exam Type: No Exam

Students will be required to write (a) questions that could be asked in class of the author of each paper and (b) three relatively short “response” papers commenting on papers presented in the class.

The International Economic Law Workshop is designed to give students a closer look at scholarly work on legal aspects of international trade, investment, and finance than is possible in introductory courses on those topics.  The emphasis will be on conceptual issues and debates, rather than doctrinal or practice-oriented work. Most of the sessions will be devoted to presentation and discussion of work in progress by guest speakers, who will present their papers to the class. Select parts of a few sessions will cover background and overview readings that will provide students with some context for the guest authors’ papers.

Enrollment will be limited to 20 students.